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An adaptation of Bedřich Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride. Set in
19th century Bohemia, the matchmaker Kezal wants to bring the mayor's
daughter Marie and the rich landowner's son Wenzel together. Both of
them, however, have already fallen in love with someone else. The
endearing characters, a whimsical storyline and quiet humor combine with
catchy tunes, a pastoral setting and fluid camera work. A last hurrah in the
wanning days of Weimar cinema, by non-other than Max Ophüls. One of
the early cinematic works of the prolific director, which he made a
year before fleeing Germany after the Reichstagbrand. It probably provided a
welcome distraction for German moviegoers during those turbulant times.
This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films
Director: Max Ophüls
Producer: Hermann Rosenfeld, Ludwig Scheer
Production Company: Reichsliga-Film GmbH, Munich
Audio/Visual: sound, black and while
Language: German with English subtitles
Keywords: The bartered bride; Ophüls; German; Musical; 1930s; Smetana
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: A Surprise Guest
Just a quick observation: Max ("Nosferatu") Schreck appears in this film as the "Indian" entertainer. He only has a few lines, but it's interesting to finally hear his voice.
Subject: ....4get it...
....sour krauts made a lousy movie..!
Subject: All is well
I reuploaded the mpeg and the film is now complete.
Please note that the subtitles are NOT public domain. They are released under a Creative Commons license:
Subject: Interesting, but a problem
The opera is certainly an interesting view, however the movie is complete at 116 minutes with the mpg1 and mpg4 versions and is partially missing 24 minutes in the mpg2 version. It would be nice to get that fixed.